Tuesday, January 13, 2009

My Second Rag Quilt

I would never call myself a real quilter. I am definitely not that talented, skilled, or patient! ;)

However, I have started to dabble in the world of rag quilts. They are not as intimidating and much more forgiving of crooked sewing and unmatched seems! I made my first rag quilt for my sweet, dear blog friend Charmaine. (If you haven't checked out her blog, you must do so now!) I sent it to her and her beautiful son after he was born. Follow this link on her blog to check it out.

I decided that I wanted to try and make another quilt. So, for Christmas I decided to make my mom a rag quilt. (I knew she would appreciate all the time put into this handmade gift.) I wanted to make a comfy quilt that would be perfect for snuggling up on the couch at night.

My mom is a real life cowgirl. (She operates our family's 2800 acre ranch all by herself!) So when I spotted this material I knew it would be perfect for her. I also used a bunch of old jeans for the quilt. On four of the squares I cut out the pockets on the Wrangler brand jeans (a must wear for any cowgirl or cowboy) and stitched around them to attach them to the quilt. I thought it was kinda' a fun detail. Plus, she could always stick the remote in one of the pockets so she didn't loose it between the couch cushions! LOL!
This quilt took me forever and is much bigger than I expected it to be. It is the exact width of our queen size bed and about nine inches longer then our bed. I really liked how it turned out, but won't be making another one this size for awhile! ;)
I do need to get started on another baby quilt for my niece that will be arriving the end of February. Yep, my tiny little, big sister is having baby number four! I can't wait to be an aunt again!
Thanks for stopping by and check back for more card creations!


Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Jami, that quilt is GORGEOUS! I'm sure your mom LOVED it! I know the quilt you made for Isaac is fought over daily! Isaac never gets to use it because his sisters fight over it all the time. :) You can be assured that it gets LOTS of love every day. :)

Pam Speidel said...

I was hoping you would post photos of this Jami! Wish I had seen it in person before you wrapped it up. Love the extra pockets you sewed on...how creative! A true work of *heart*.

JeanieBeanie said...

You quilt is awesome. I love the cowgirl colors. I totally agree that rag quilts are less intimidating. I tried to do the regular quilt and got very frustrated. I love making the rag quilts. I am making one now for my little girl. Way to go Cowgirl Mom!!!